Inside Europe | 24.05.2008 | 15:05
Britain enters a brave new world of hybrid embryos
This week the British parliament took a step into a brave new world of scientific research.
MPs approved the most liberal framework in the world for experiments in human biology. Under a wide ranging piece of legislation British scientists will be allowed to create part human, part animal embryos.
Supporters say this research could save millions of lives. But critics argue that creating so-called “hybrid” embryos is deeply immoral.